Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Arcade Version Getting PS3 Characters Like Rise And Ken

By Spencer . November 13, 2014 . 11:18pm


Arc System Works will update the arcade version of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax with characters made for the PlayStation 3 version. Rise, Ken & Koromaru, Adachi, Marie, and Margaret will be playable in arcades in January 2015.


A Persona 4 Arena Ultimax location test is scheduled for November 21 through November 24 at Akihabara Hey, Taito Station in Nihonbashi, Taito Station in Osu, and Taito Station Omiya.

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  • Triplicity

    So how about those Shadow characters having a Burst meter now?

    • MrJechgo

      New mecanic, I suppose. That or it’s a new way of showing the Shadow Burst.

  • Combo

    Usually the “catching up with consoles” update for ArcSys fighters comes with a new fighter or two, such as Chronophantasma 2.0 adding both DLC characters plus Celica and Lambda. A shame they aren’t doing that with Ultimax, although I don’t really know who else they could add at this point. Unless they go straight up non-canon and add certain deceased characters.

    • ThatGuy3190_7

      Perhaps more people from Mitsuru’s Shadow Operative team thingy? It did seem like some people from earlier Persona games were in the silhouette in Persona 4 Arena.

    • ForteWily

      We’ll have to see, this is the first locatest…. so we will see if it’s just a console update or there is more too it.

      I would not mind more characters to be honest. But I do feel that they have nearly mined P4 and P3 for all it’s worth, character wise. Personally, I would not mind if the Arena series became an overview of the Persona series in general, taking a character or two (specially anything involving the Nyarlathotep) from 1 or 2.

  • MrJechgo

    Understandable… it’s not like arcade cabinets are connected to the Internet in order to download patches and versions. It would help things though.

    Now… while the new mecanics could be patched, I hardly see the addition of new characters, beside the ones available to the game right now. The only one that could be added is Theodore… that’s it… although, based on this image, there “could” be more.

    • ForteWily

      “it’s not like arcade cabinets are connected to the Internet in order to download patches and versions.” Um, yeah about that….

      • MrJechgo

        Wha…? You mean to tell me that they can be connected? Never heard of that before…

        • ForteWily

          It’s one of the benefits of NascaXLive….


    All what I’ll say is if that they bring characters back from the dead to make them playable, Shinjiro should be added. Otherwise, I’d like to see some characters from P2, Maya and Tatsuya would be cool, but I’d love to see Baofu using coins and dices as weapons (although he might be a bit old given how many years this takes place after P2EP)
    Edit: this is obviously refering if they add to plan anymore characters, which I hope it’s not the case as that likely means yet another re-release of the game rather than a DLC for consoles @[email protected]

    • Shade DMessiah

      In the middle of Innocent sin and Baofu looks so cool. Can’t wait to start Eternal Punishment.
      I would love if they added P1 and 2 characters. Nobody talks about him but P1 protagonist NEEDS to be back. Wonder how he would play.

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